Jeffrey LewisOPLAN 8044

Hans Kristensen notes that the STRATCOM has changed the name of the Single Integrated Operational Plan—the nation’s nuclear war plan—to the less catchy OPLAN 8044.

The reasoning? Rather than being a single operational plan, the SIOP is now “a collection of far more differentiated retaliatory choices, tailored to a threat environment of greater nuance and complexity.”

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